Monday Muse: David Hockney Inspires Escada Resort 2017

Escada Resort 2017

Escada Resort 2017

With so much focus on Coachella and festival fashion, sometimes it’s easy to forget that Palm Springs was also a huge source of inspiration for artist David Hockney. His pool and splash series have been hugely influential in the world of fashion, where designers often pull straight form his work, such as using pool prints or bold, bright blues, and taking inspiration from the lifestyle represented in those works. Lounging poolside, going on a weekend jaunt, it’s all in the Hockney oeuvre. Escada creative director Daniel Wingate dove (pun intended) right into the world of Hockney for the brand’s resort collection, giving women everywhere a polished, sophisticated way to get in on desert chic.

For the most part, it was straightforward. Hockney’s blues and teals were taken from the acrylics and used right on slim pants, Bermuda shorts and clean, off-the-shoulder tops. The bold colors and combination of hues worked together for a refreshing take on festival season’s obsession with frayed denim and crochet.

Escada Resort 2017

Escada Resort 2017

Other Hockneyisms were more subtle, such as a beaded gown that looked like rippling pool waves as the model moved and a print that featured swirls and splashes done in subtle shades of apricot and mint. It was a perfect match, since Escada is known for its love of bold, saturated colors and Hockney’s works are a Technicolor dream. Ruffles on tops and skirts mimicked the artist’s watery images and were a youthful and playful take on this season’s midi-length silhouettes and sleeve-centric designs.

Wingate also took inspiration from the artist himself, with painter-sleeve shirts that drew from Hockney’s own wardrobe — a deep cut for the art aficionados out there. And since resort doesn’t always mean warm environs, there was outerwear and knits, too. This season, Escada is banking on the clutch coat, an open topper without buttons or zippers. Instead, the models wore them held shut with their hands. While somewhat impractical for blizzards and arctic chills, they’re just the thing to catch the eye of a street style photographer.

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